SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 6-2021

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    VIEWPOINT | CHINA
    Largest Intrusion into Airspace of Taiwan by PLAAF
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    An exercise by such a large and varied fleet of military aircraft could not have been undertaken without elaborate, meticulous and long term planning by the PLAAF

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    VIEWPOINT | CHINA
    China – A Major Destablising Factor in the Region
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The rapid growth of both economic and military power of China and how it chooses to wield these capabilities, will undoubtedly have implications for the world

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    CIVIL | TECHNOLOGY
    Propelling and Collaborating for an Electric Future
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Newer and innovative eVTOLs, electric motors, engines, pertnerships and designs are continuously pacing up the UAM ecosystem

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    CIVIL | OPERATIONS
    IndiGo Selects CFM’s LEAP-1A Engine & Services Agreement for A320neos
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The engines have been selected to power the airline’s fleet of 310 new Airbus A320neo, A321neo, and A321XLR aircraft

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    COVID-19 | IAF
    Indian Armed Forces Support the Covid-19 Mitigation Efforts
    By Courtesy Indian Air Force Headquarters

    The Armed Forces are not just providing support to the civil administration and state governments in fighting the current pandemic but are also playing a pivotal role in conducting the Government’s vaccination drive across the country

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    COVID-19 | BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
    Brazilian Air Force’s Role in Combatting COVID-19
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Brazilian Air Force came forward to join hands with other agencies in support of the battle against a new type of invisible enemy by way of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    COVID-19 | BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
    Brazilian Air Force in War Against Coronavirus
    By Rohit Goel

    For over a year now, each day, the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira or FAB), represented by its men and women, bring the war effort into combatting the Coronavirus with great vigor and commitment...

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    MILITARY | C-390
    Progress of C-390 Millennium in Brazilian Air Force
    By SP’s Correspondent

    The entrance of the Embraer C-390 Millennium into the Brazilian Air Force comes at a crucial moment where air forces and governments seek to update their airlifter fleet and to incorporate aircraft with modern technology

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    MILITARY | EXERCISE
    IAF in Joint Exercise with US Navy and Indian Navy

    The two-day integrated bilateral exercise between Indian and US Forces in the Indian Ocean Region that commenced on June 23, concluded on June 24, 2021. The Indian Navy along with the Indian Air Force participated with US Navy Carrier Strike Group in the joint exercise.

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    We would like to convey our sincere gratitude to the Indian Air Force Headquarters and to the Brazilian Air Force Headquarters for their kind support and provision of key inputs pertaining to their relentless and restless role in fighting Covid-19, helping our coverage of the global pandemic

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    First Aerial Refuelling with a Drone Tanker
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    On June 4, 2021, the US Navy conducted its first ever aerial refuelling of an F/A-18E-F Super Hornet, a manned aircraft of the US Navy, by an unmanned flight refuelling aircraft (FRA), an MQ-25 Stingray test vehicle.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Sikorsky R-4 – The First Mass-Produced Helicopter
    By Joseph Noronha

    The Sikorsky R-4 was the only Allied helicopter to serve during the War and it became the first helicopter in the world to enter series production

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    LAST WORD
    Must build up Combat Drone Arsenal
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Employment of Drones for offensive operations, is a revolution in military concept and strategy that is currently emerging in the armed forces across the globe

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    DRDO develops critical Near Isothermal Forging Technology for aeroengines

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has unfurled on May 28, 2021 that their laboratory Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) at Hyderabad has developed the near isothermal forging technology to produce all the five stages of high-pressure...

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA-PACIFIC
    IAI unveils SatGuard - A new Satellite Operation and Management System

    IAI has stated on May 25, 2021 that it has developed an innovative system for operating and managing observation and communication satellites. The new SatGuard system is designed to extend the life of satellites deployed into orbit.

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | AMERICAS
    Lockheed Martin’s first modernised SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite

    Following a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on May 18, 2021, the US Space Force’s Space Delta 4 operations team is now “talking” with the fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-5) satellite.

  • NEWS DIGEST
    Appointments

    On April 1, 2021, IATA announced the appointment of Willie Walsh as the Director General of the organisation..., On June 22, 2021, Lockheed Martin announced the appointment of Kevin “Red” Smith as the Vice President of the F-22 Programme, succeeding OJ Sanchez..., Thales has announced the appointment of Ashish Saraf as the Vice President and Country Director for India with effect from June 1, 2021...

  • NEWS DIGEST
    QuickRoundUp

    Airbus has reached 100 A400M deliveries with MSN111, the tenth A400M for the Spanish Air Force. The aircraft performed its ferry flight on May 24 from Seville to Zaragoza, where the Spanish A400M fleet is based.